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The wartime secrets of the mysterious Langham Dome

What wartime secrets were kept in the mysterious Langham dome? Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's a curious building perched closed to the North Norfolk coast but it played a vital role in the Second World War.

The Langham Dome just a new miles from Blakeney hid a secret that helped Britain deal with the aerial bombardment from Germany.

It's now been restored and turned into a museum where its mystery can now be revealed.

Kate Prout reports on the Langham Dome in the ITV News Anglia Hidden Histories series

Codebreakers' reunion 75 years on - now their story will hit the big screen

80 Bletchley Park veterans have returned for a reunion 75 years after the War. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's 75 years since Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, became a secret base for code-breakers during the Second World War.

The milestone comes with the release of a film, in November, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing. The Bletchley team was credited with bringing an early end to the war by cracking the German's Enigma machine.

Turing was one of thousands working at Bletchley from 1939 - now 80 of those veterans have returned, some for the first time in many years.

ITV News Anglia's Luke Farrington reports

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Major restoration project at Essex stately home

A major restoration project is helping to bring the past back to life at one of the region's stately homes.

Audley End House near Saffron Walden has dominated the West Essex countryside for hundreds of years.

The front of the building and some of its rooms have now been completely restored, as part of a project which has taken several years.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Lauren Hall

The great fire of Little Chesterford in 1914

There are a series of events being held this week to mark the centenary of a fire which destroyed an Essex village.

The fire destroyed most of the village of Little Chesterford near Saffron Walden in Essex, including 9 houses, 2 farms and 2 pubs, yet miraculously no one died in the great fire of 1914.

Click below to watch Russell Hookey's report

Marking the great fire of Little Chesterford

There are a series of events being held this week to mark the centenary of a fire which destroyed an Essex village.

The aftermath of the 1914 fire in Little Chesterford Credit: ITV Anglia

The fire destroyed most of the village of Little Chesterford near Saffron Walden in Essex, including 9 houses, 2 farms and 2 pubs, yet miraculously no one died in the great fire of 1914.

It is believed the fire may have started after sparks from a steam traction engine travelling along the main road set fire to a straw stack, the sparks then spread to the thatched buildings in the village.

In 1914 firefighting equipment was limited to one small pump, which has been tracked down and restored.

The 1914 pump which helped tackle the fire has been restored Credit: ITV Anglia

The fire left a quarter of the village of the village homeless now there's an exhibition and commemoration of the fire in the village.

The village of Little Chesterford now Credit: ITV Anglia

While there are now very few signs that the village was destroyed one hundred years ago people here are determined that the events won't be forgotten.

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